Sangerfield, New York

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Sangerfield is a town in Oneida County, New York, United States. The population was 2,610 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Jedediah Sanger, an early settler.

The Town of Sangerfield is on the county's south border.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.0 square miles (80.2 km²), of which, 30.8 square miles (79.8 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.52%) is water.

The south town line and the west town line are the border of Madison County, New York. US Route 20 crosses the town. The Sangerfield River is an important stream flowing southward through the town.


The town was first settled around 1792.

In 1788, the State of New York bought from the Oneida Indians twenty towns that bordered the Unadilla River. This land became known as "Clinton's Purchase". In 1789, the state surveyed "Township No. 20" in this tract for

This region then went through several name changes in its early years:

Basically, Sangerfield was formed from the Town of Paris in 1795, before the creation of Oneida County.

The population of Sangerfield in 1920 was 1,795.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,610 people, 944 households, and 684 families residing in the town. The population density was 84.7 people per square mile (32.7/km²). There were 1,010 housing units at an average density of 32.8/sq mi (12.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.31% White, 0.38% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

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